It is here. The bubonic plague just hit a western state and people are demanding to know about the next steps to contain it. This news couldn’t have come at a worse time.
“The squirrel is the first case of plague in the county,” said a press release from Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), referring to a case of the disease in Morrison, Colorado.
“Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, and can be contracted by humans and household animals if proper precautions are not taken,” continued the statement.
However, there is no reason for alarm. This is a single case in an animal and, so far, a human case hasn’t been reported. And that’s because a human would’ve had to come into contact with the squirrel somehow.
Furthermore, a form of the plague has been around since 1900 — though, of course, it has been virtually eradicated since then. Cases that crop up are dealt with swiftly to avoid any possible spread.
“In recent decades, an average of seven human plague cases have been reported each year (range: 1–17 cases per year),” explained the JCPH. Americans aren’t going to buy the mainstream media hysteria.
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